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Leather production is considered the oldest craft in human history and brings to light a unique material that is still used in various products today. Sometimes the numerous positive properties and the naturalness of leather lead to its continued popularity. But is it also a sustainable material? What are the advantages of real leather in general and compared to artificial leather? This blog post will get to the bottom of these and other questions.

The advantages of natural genuine leather compared to synthetic leather

With countless products, a look at the materials used leads to the realization that artificial leather is a material that is often encountered. Imitation leather consists either of various fibers or mixed fabrics and is often coated with PVC. In particular, the cheap plastic leather leads to a strong environmental impact and, in the worst case, ends up in our seas after disposal. Although imitation leather comes relatively close to real leather in terms of appearance, it cannot even come close to matching the technical properties. Real leather is water-repellent, breathable, oil-absorbent and extremely durable. The natural product is the result of environmentally friendly production and is based on a renewable raw material. It should be noted that leather is a by-product of the meat industry and therefore no animals are slaughtered for leather production. The pleasant feel and extreme longevity also make real leather the clear winner. For this reason, the leather aprons from ROHLEDER are made exclusively from 100% cowhide.

Leather aprons: The symbiosis of functionality and aesthetics

The material properties sometimes reveal their strengths when cooking and grilling. It is well known that splashes of oil and fat cannot be avoided when preparing food. Unwanted dirt can be the result and is difficult to remove from most aprons. With a leather apron without a plastic surface, as is always the case with the high-quality products from ROHLEDER, the oil simply absorbs and leaves no unsightly stains. The oil even cares for the leather and makes it pleasantly supple. The water-repellent property ensures a constant weight even when cooking with a lot of liquid. The handmade aprons from ROHLEDER are also non-flammable. This means that flying sparks do not pose a threat and safety is increased many times over. Even if the leather apron is held up to an open fire for several seconds, it will not catch fire. The positive material properties are also appreciated by butchers and contribute to a growing interest in natural leather aprons.

Naturalness: The guarantee for unique individuality

While a layer of lacquer is applied to most leather aprons in order to obtain a surface that is as even as possible, ROHLEDER aprons are only oiled. As a result, all natural features such as individual scars, folds in the cowhide and insect bites are preserved. This makes every leather apron a unique piece that preserves the history of the leather and underlines the individuality of the wearer. Each surface is structured differently. ROHLEDER's expert knowledge in terms of leather tanning and finishing contributes to perfecting the unique effect. The naturalness of the leather convinces all professional groups from the chef to the butcher. With personalization, such as text or logo embossing, the unique character can be emphasized even more intensively.